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plans and the way the lobbis are designed to make these great technology locations. looking forward we have tied up the site at 5th and brandon as part of the capitol corridor project and what until recently has been a neighborhood that nobody thought of for office. but given the access to the train, given the access to the freeways, and given the sort of geographic dispersion that has been part of this tech renaissance, we feel this is an extraordinarily good site for a corporate campus in san francisco in the years ahead. the footprint is expanding and we feel this is where the growth in san francisco is going, not necessarily into the very tall towers that are being talked about in the heart of the transit center district. that from our perspective are difficult to pull off, given the size of those towers and the height of those towers. one last thing i want to touch on, given that thatis cycle is technology-driven i get asked three or four times a day, aren't we just falling into the same bubble that we did at that time? and clearly technology and real estate are cyclical and we w
francisco have made innovations, technology and the spirit of enterprise and all those elements together enable a concrete relationship between paris and san francisco and even remember it last time, with had a virtual highway between san francisco and paris, we started this virtual highway, it had a lot of babies and a lot of [inaudible] in paris and in san francisco was created, were developed from this common belief that we had in innovation, in research and with the need of building economic development on new technology, on new ways of living and creating wealth and progress of the 21st century. and it's in this spirit that with [inaudible] that i'm happy to salute with all my friendship, we are going to start a new period of our links, our ties, mayor lee is a very popular man, a very popular mayor and i want to know first the reputation of the people of san francisco through him and through his progress. we have another common link, we believe that innovation can be noble if it starts many the people, so from the intervention of people in the democracy, a dynamic democracy, of cou
at what we have accomplished today. eight technology companis have occupied or leased or purchased more than 800,000 square feet. 3300 residential units under construction in and around mid-mark. five new performance and gallery venues opened up the last year, with four more in the pipeline including atr's renovation of the strand theater into a 300-seat theater. eight new small businesses opened in the past year, as well as two expansions of existing storefront businesses, and more is on the way. let's take a walk down the street, because it's kind of hard to see until you really walk it yourself. that is why today i want to walk with you through central market block-by-block and talk to you about what is really underway. so let's start here. on our tour at 5th street, with city place, which has an apt and very appropriately new name. it is called market street place. the project will become 260,000 square foot retail center, which we expect to break ground next year. across the street, 950 market is a conceptual project, a collaboration of non-profit organizations, and art groups an
to transform lives through digital literacy. our big right now is the broadband technology opportunity program, a federally funded project through the department of aging so we're working in 26 locations, our volunteers are trained to be tutors and trainers offering everything from basic classes all the way to genealogy and job search. >> to me, a computer aon auxiliary brain, it's like knowing how to use your brain, how important is that. i think it's important and possibly seniors, it's important for them to stay in touch. er >> people like facebook or skype so they can connect to their family members or see their family member's albums from far away. >> (speaking spanish). >> what we like to focus on is transferring skills from volunteer to learner to help them get on to facebook, find housing on craig's list, being able to connect with friends and family. >> i decided teaching them what i knew and that got me into wanting to give back and to learning more and how it works. >> i discover -- i discovered that seniors need a lot of review. >> i am beginner so little by little, i learn a lo
] that's an emblem that i created for the creative arts that come from new technology, i know there are fwraet creators in music and classic art, they are home in paris, that is where i will welcome them. you have beautiful dancers and the director of the [inaudible] is here with us today, there are dancers from san francisco that i would love to welcome at the [inaudible] vil in paris, but we too, we have talent, we have some talent, we have a lot of passion for artistic creation so it may be in music and theatre and painting, we are ready to share a lot here in san francisco and i'm happy to have my trip be with the first visit of a french company in the united states, the great artist had its head in [inaudible] that was in los angeles a couple of days ago, will be in berkeley tomorrow and then after that in new york of course, so there you are, that is how we are civilized together, how we are human beings that try to push ahead san francisco, paris, two cities that are destined to understand everything and do the maximum understanding because san francisco and paris beli
from riverbed technology, thank you. trent, thank you very much for all of your great work. jimena from bank of america, thank you very much for stepping up. [applause] finally, the largest body we have today, but one of the most important ones, one that today we have shared appointments with the board of supervisors is our youth commission. [applause] yes. i assure you that people from this body, as well as all the other bodies, will one day see somebody standing in my place or in the place of the people standing by the side of meat and their respective offices. our youth are important. whether it is public safety, education, free muni, all the things we deem important to make this city healthy. you are charged with helping us with the best inclusion and policies we can have to keep families vibrant, keep our youth a safe, keep them motivated, and keep all of us paying attention to our next generation of people who will inherit everything we do and will inherit the good things as well as the bad things. with your help, there will be less bad things to inherit. with that, angel carion,
to develop that as a side project. prolynx is developing technology that get as round many of the problems with conjugated drugs and develop technology for the sustained release of drugs that you can control circulating levels and it's tuneable. so can you optimize it for each project. so with that, i would actually like to invite up aronora and prolynx. [ applause ] >> you have heard mention from some of my colleagues -- one second -- that time is of the essence and that we are in a race to deliver the therapies to the patients and we have a clock that reminds us that we're us on the clock and time is of the essence. i would like to invite the other four speakers up to help me start the clock, that will be a reminder of what i mentioned. 3, 2, 1 ! >> is it working? >> yes, it is. [ laughter ] >> it is working. trust me, it's working. trust me, it's working. [ laughter ] so in a few minutes we'll be opening up the doors to the building over there behind the registration desk. and i welcome you to come in and take a look at the space. and ask any questions of colleagues that are i
of contract administration to enter into a fifth amendment between the en point technology sales, from 38.5 million to 54.1 million. >> same call, adopted. >> authorizing the office of contract administration to increase the limit from 51.5 million to $67.9 million. >> same house, same call? >> this resolution is adopted. >> authorizing the office of contract station to enter intoed third amendment between the city and cct technologies increasing the limit from 24.5 million to 24.5 million. >> same house, same call. >> this resolution is adopted. next item. >> item 20, amending the park restrictions between the hours. >> thank you, president chu. before us today is a piece of legislation that our office has been working on for quite some time. this is an issue dealing with oversized vehicle parking in the city, of san francisco. and we have been dealing with issues around oversized vehicle parking for quite some time in 2007 when i first came on board it was an issue that many of our neighbors had expressed much concern about, over the years, for the last 5 years, we have been working ve
're try to go accomplish. >> i was interested in technology like video production. it's interesting, you get to create your own work and it reflects what you feel about saying things so it gives perspective on issues. >> we work really hard to develop very in depth content, but if they don't have a venue, they do not have a way to show us, then this work is only staying here inside and nobody knows the brilliance and the amazing work that the students are doing. >> the term has changed over time from a very basic who has a computer and who doesn't have a computer to now who has access to the internet, especially high speed internet, as well as the skills and the knowledge to use those tools effectively. . >> the city is charged with coming up with digital inclusion. the department of telecommunications put together a 15 member san francisco tech connect task force. we want the digital inclusion program to make sure we address the needs of underserved vulnerable communities, not communities that are already very tech savvy. we are here to provide a, b and c to the seniors. a stands for ac
,500 jobs in last year. including 13 new jobs in the technology sector alone. unemployment during the last two years when i first began as your interim mayor went from 9.6 to 7.6, two full digit points during that time. to translate that means 25,000 san franciscans are back to work this last year. and according to the recent department of labor report, san francisco, the metropolitan area had the strongest job growth in the last 12 months ending in july of 2012, and let me repeat, the strongest job growth in the country. no. 1 in the nation. [ applause ] thanks to all of you. and i also want to just share with you something that supervisors and i have been discussing intently. because i know joan was going through a lot of the projects and so was mary and when we're investing in the brook and mortar and developments to also be sure, i think the most dynamic part of what our city is doing is that we're investing in our people. we're making sure that san franciscans not only go to work, but they are part of and engaged with us in all of these developments. and that, to me, is refreshing and
technology, great use of technology. to me it does show most of the shadow is in the early morning hours, at least the parks. i think it is important to look at the total package, as we are doing. again in a second round when we look at projects independently. i concur with commissioner moore's comments that it is not just parks affected but maybe building alleys. how many other building alleys in the part of san francisco that may be for us down the road. i know we are not looking at that portion. but i think it is worthy of talking about. glad you did bring that up. as far as parks, i'm concerned about portsmouth square. i realize the shower is early in morning and before t'ai chi but i'm hoping the 12.5 million allocated, that we bring portsmouth square high tore the priority list. if possible relaying or reformatting that park so the open stays where the t'ai chi is is not in the shadowed area. commissioner wu's comments about the importance of parks in china town, she is absolutely right. * some of the sros or apartments have no backyards, porches or decks. only a light weld to fire
it impacts adjacent neighbors or not, it's really hard to determine. but it's a common enough technology these days, it's common enough to use it also for water-proofing purposes when you do certain types of injection. so i think that, at this point, i do not see anything in the appellant's appeal to warrant that we either condition or seriously review further the permit. >> president hwang: i'm similarly inclined to hold the permit. i think i'm sympathetic that as the neighboring adjacent property owner, you have concerns about this massive and complicated project happening right next to you. and i think, you know, raising those concerns puts them on clear notice that should anything come up that impacts your home, you know, you've -- it's already been discussed. i don't think, however, we have enough before us to undo the work from the assessment of the department in issuing the permit. >> i appreciate commissioner fung's analysis in the framing it in terms of the potential risk versus any kind of known flaw. and so i would concur. >> vice president fung: i move to uphold the permit an
screen theaters; the smaller theaters because of the cost of movies and technology has become more and more difficult to keep those alive; it is disappointing but at the same time in this case we are able to do something interesting and innovative, and potentially being able to have movies, and have restaurant-expanded space and do interesting events; i love the idea of micro-businesses. i have been to the space and courtland. innovative concept. with the pop-ups going up, different kinds of food businesses, it seems like a hot time for people to have an opportunity to try their hand of the space before they find a brick-and-mortar space. i approve. >> it could take the ability of have a movie house within the thing; i hope that the bib lebovsky is the first movie shown. >> on that motion? (voting) thank you the motion passes unanimously. you are now item 14, 2012.0662g, 3014 california street. >> good afternoon commissioners. item before you is a discretionary use. proposals to legalize conversion of the subject building from a two unit building to a single-family building; no ot
the road both in increasing fuel efficiency and reducing emissions going to right now the hybrid technology. that is, again, something that we are pleased with with this procurement. so happy to have the opportunity to discuss this or answer any questions and appreciate your consideration. >> thank you very much. before we go to the budget analyst report i think on this issue there were some questions about the funding. it looks like the mta has primarily most of the money to complete the entire amount, or to meet the $36.9 million, but it is a little short and in the process of identifying funds to get all the way there. i absolutely understand the need for the mta to be able to purchase and procure additional buses. i think in our district we have seen the impacts of not having enough buses run. sometimes seeing mis-runs associated with either buses breaking down or not having enough fleet. so i absolutely understand the importance for the entire system. one of the questions i did have, this might be appropriate to ask the controller's office, one of the ways around -- i think we do this
, working with our department of technology and our city administrator. but ultimately working with our department of public works and mohammed at the helm, making sure this got done on time within budget, having the architects and engineers under [speaker not understood] working with the expert laboratory folks from dph and the hiv clinic to make sure that we did it right. because the laboratories have to meet federal standards. but i think also a great kudos has to happen to our partners, both locally, regionally, and the federal government. we could not have done this without the 9-1/2 million dollars of recovery monies that we got through the federal government. we have herb schultz here from the department of human services federal government. they've been really at the forefront with us. certainly dan bernel representing leader pelosi. she has been really a stalwart fighter. when everybody was cutting funds, she preserved that money for us. and, of course, i've got to put out a big, big thanks to president obama because without that recovery money, we wouldn't be here talking abou
is not compliant with the national standards, as a result of both technological improvements as well as design improvements, there's been enhancements made over the past decade or so, the department has requested placement units in previous year's budget request but due to the cost of these units and economic realities, we have not been successful in replacing these items so we requested and searched out alternative funding sources, the department applied for a grant to replace cba inventory and the department received notification in february that it was awarded a grant. this project was not planned in last year's budget, with the help of the mayor's office, we submitted a request for the general fund match to be included in the 12-13 budget which was passed by the board. there was a one time increase ated to our fiscal year 12-13 budget, the total value of the project is approximately 1.9 million which is made up of the 1 million 514 thousand 184 dollars which is 80% in the federal funding and a grant match of 20%. while this seems like a significant amount of money which it is, we've been a
, and the feeder district are a few blocks away. to the west emerging technology hub around the historic furniture mart, new shopping mall, strand theater will transform that end of market street in the coming years. at the center of it all lies market street. all this change since the last design. this requires new creative thinking for how market street should be designed. it will always be the heart of our city, but new exciting opportunities exist to think about our public realm in a more expansive way and opportunities to begin building a more robust transit system that will better meet our goals of a transit first city. with that i'd like to introduce chris -- from dpw to present the new material. thanks very much. >> thank you, neil. president fopg, commissioners, thank you for having me here today, chris upbrick for the better market street project. i'd like to give you an overview of the better market street project and where the project is now and where we're looking to go. it's a little tough to read the slide. essentially the project team is comprised of multiple city agencies, and mul
of these bus stops, all of these lines. why can't you do today? you have the technology and the personal to do it. it is time to really start doing this. is a failed, defective agency happening on your watch. >> [indiscernible] >> good afternoon, my name is [indiscernible], l living in san francisco for 29 years, driving for 24 years. we don't need more regular cabs. in[indiscernible] directors, this is unfair. when we put our name on the medallion list, we saw the concert with the city of seven san francisco to earn the medallion not to buy one. you ignore us. then you started the medallion partner program and ignored is again. we will never sign up for it. now you're releasing the medallions directly to the cab companies? don't do this. who is serving the public? [indiscernible] people call three companies, and take the first that arrives. we lose time and money. who is ready for people to [indiscernible] it is the cab driver. why are you avoiding those [indiscernible] can i have a few seconds? why are you giving those medallions to the companies and ignoring the cabdrivers who are
by the department of technology, the department of emergency management, the police department and the municipal transportation agency. >> same house same call? this resolution is adopted. item 13. >> item 13 is an ordinance amending the administrative code to repeal provisions extending the expiration date of the 2003 minority women and local business enterprise ordinance. >> same house same call. this ordinance is passed in the first reading. item 14. >> item 14, determining that the premises to premises transfer of a type 48 on sale general public premises liquor license from 2700 16th street to 398 12th street will serve the public convenience. >> supervisor kim. >> thank you. i just want to acknowledge this item because i know that it has been one that the board, many members of this board of supervisors has been longing over the last year and a half since the eagle first closed last april of 2011. the eagle as many of you know is a long-time lgbt institution in the south of market and has been serving this community for decades and has one known for its fund-raising capacity through the bu
done. we have invested in technology. we've got great websites that ann cronenberg that the vest have embraced with our he can knowledge jai partners. we have the learn sf that i'm personally on. i receive those messages religiously of anything that might happen. of course, with critical mass this week, i was on that cell phone all the time to see whether or not anything in the city was out of character that we really had to make sure we covered. but all the other events as well. we have a great website. that's been our main stay for the public to learn and understand what it is to be better prepared. we've also had, of course, more fun ones for people to engage themselves, families and kids on quake sf, a quake quiz sf and learn through a series of questions what it takes for people to actually be better prepared as well. we have had over 190 sirens in our city that utilize the multi-cultural languages to warn people about -- we've been testing them very regularly to make sure they work. the new things we're doing to bring disaster preparedness, to bring the relationships that i thin
. the grouting procedure is very well established, very widely used procedure. this isn't a new technology. these aren't new characters involved in the procedure. do you have any questions? >> well the appellant is obviously concerned about the risk of it extending under his structure. can you address that? >> the way that the grout is injected is through a tube that gets advanced about two feet at a time. the grout contractor is actually paid by volume of grout. and that is what they're monitoring the whole time. so with the geotechnical input that larry's provided, that mr. carp's provided, they know how dense the sand is, as they're going down. it's a very experienced firm that does this. so they only want that two foot bulb of grout, that two foot column of grout. because anything more than that, they're going to have to excavate it, and they're going to see it in the volume. so i'm not sure why that's such a concern, when the -- are right there controlling this procedure. they're controlling the volume of grout. >> there is no risk of it expanding underneath impact -- >> there's not z
about literacy development, curriculum development, and also science and technology, engineering and math. some examples in the out of school time activities are kindergarten through 8 students. you see tutoring and mentoring is a key highlight. san francisco students back on track. across the cities we also have beacon centers. so, again, they have on-site services. for example, visitacion valley school and [speaker not understood]. one is more complicated. it includes teens programming. the first line is specialized out of school teen programming. what students [speaker not understood] project based learning and they get to showcase their work at the end of the curriculum. summer transition program is something that we will be funding in the upcoming funding cycle. we currently have summer programming which i'll explain a little more later. work force is a very key component to ensure us -- students succeeding in school. we have relevant learning. we have work services in the school site and also after school. [speaker not understood]. we fund 15 centers, 15 different high scho
because now we're in the technology age and i don't even think the school system is there. so, that solution right there, you see kids making videos all the time. so, you know, we need to explore -- you need to be open minded and i don't have enough time to really convey my point so, thank y'all. >> thank you, sir. next speaker. >>> with gratitude for everybody that's here, it's a beautiful day. and regarding the illusory nature of our striving, there is no national debt. it is base on deception, murder and trees on and should not be acknowledged. the european, chinese and asian communities around the world have far superior education. home schooling should be seriously considered. american students have long been taught to be subservient spectators to a system gone insane. roosevelt called america the great experiment. * eisenhower warned of the military industrial complex which is why most of our youth end up in the military or prisons. adults would now be wise to implement 20-hour workweeks with massive guarding programs based on the 14 acre south los angeles urban gardens
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